Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Music Technology (Games and Interactive Media) with Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

Pursue your passion for games and interactive media on our industry-focused Creative Music Technology degree.

  • Create impact and meaning in sound and music for games and interactive media.
  • Develop an impressive industry-facing portfolio of innovative and creative work through your assignments.
  • Gain the professional-standard skills, confidence and experience you need to pursue a career in game audio.
Gaming is now as popular a pastime as watching movies or listening to music. The UK gaming industry is reported to be growing exponentially, and exciting developments continue in the interactive web and media content scene. Creative Music Technology (Games and Interactive Media) is designed to give you industry-standard skills and confidence in sound, music and audio production for gaming and interactive media content. This includes the creation of innovative sound effects, musical composition and orchestration, voice recording and audio post-production. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where you undertake a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between your second and final years of undergraduate study. You can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) yourself, with support from the Careers team.


In your first year you'll build the foundations to explore and grow your existing creative activities alongside important practical and interpretive skills. You'll explore topics such as audio recording and production, sound design, critical listening, and the relationship between music / sound and game / moving image. In your second year we'll encourage you to take your skills and creativity into the professional arena. You'll attend a series of high-level industry guest lectures and engage in collaborative opportunities with external professionals, an internship or an industry placement. You'll also be guided toward greater technical competence in the core areas of sound design and critical listening, and undertake a collaborative project with game designers on the Creative Computing (Games) course. Your third year is a Professional Placement Year. In your final year you’ll continue to develop your practice to produce a body of work for public exhibition.

Assessment method

The vast majority of assessment is through coursework, with most assignments aiming to develop your professional portfolio. We're also committed to developing your communication skills as a way of empowering you to discuss your own work and the work of others. Tutors are always available to support assignments and particular assessment style preferences if needed.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

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IELTS (Academic)6English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants - IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

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Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16150 Year 1

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